really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 brakes problems

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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 052003

C230 4-cyl

  • miles


Consumer disappointed with her problematic, unreliable and potentially unsafe vehicle. The window seals scratched the glass tint. The radio reception was poor and the keyless entry system only worked at close range. The technician indicated that the tint was likely the cause of the poor reception and inability to use the entry system at further distances. The dealer installed scraper seals to alleviate the scratching. The vehicle shut off five times in a 45 min period and all the service lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken tot he dealer who determined that a cylinder had misfired and water was in the spark plugs. The dealer replaced he cylinder head and all valves. The bas, esp and ABS light illuminated while driving. There was a lack of airflow power when the A/C was used. The vehicle hesitated when accelerating. There was a strong mildew odor coming through the vents. Cd skipped when turning corners. A rattling noise could be heard from the engine while the A/C was on.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 172003

C230 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
A year ago, I brought a C230 compressor at Mercedes-Benz and since then, I had to repair my A/C twice, the ABS light has been fixed twice in one week, and now my transmission is acting out. Although I have brought my car in a great deal, the problem(s) still exist. In one month alone, I brought my car in about 3 times to fix almost the same problem(s). My last visit was this past week, and just today, I got my car back and the transmission still feels funny. It jerks when I step on the accelerator and for some reason, I feel more unsafe now then before.

- Miami, FL, USA

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